Monday 21 May 2012

Best exam season request of the year so far.

Some of you may know that I work in a school, and divide my time there between being a secretary in the main office and being assistant to the exams officer.  It's mighty busy in both offices at the moment and today we had a lot of exams going on.  A parent rang in at 9am to say that her daughter had woken with a migraine and although she'd come in for her exam she was going to take a new medication that she hadn't tried before and wasn't sure what side effects it may have.  {Not the most sensible thing to do an hour before an important exam in my opinion, best to try new things at a less critical time but hey ho.}  She then went on to say that the instructions on the box said they should be taken with a cup of tea and could we please make her daughter a cup of tea at the start of the exam.  We always do try to make our girls as relaxed and stress free as we can during exams time but honestly, cups of tea?  I just hope the other 319 girls taking exams this morning don't get to find out about it, otherwise I have visions of me going round the hall with a tea trolley in the future!

Other news from here is that Alison has very kindly given me a rather fab award.  Thank you Alison!  
1. show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them. (Done)

2. reveal your five picks for the award and let them know. To qualify you need to have less than 200 followers, so choices are:
Ruth at Everyday Life of a Suburban SAHM, Ruth is one of the kindest, most generous people I have 'met' through blogging 
Rhona at Life in General, check out her blog today and you'll be greeted by the sight of a most delicious chocolate cake!
Denise at Den's Crafty Diary, one of my oldest friends - not in age I hasten to add but in amount of years we've been friends!  Also a really talented scrapbooker and card maker
My namesake Deb at Paper Turtle, I would love to one day meet this lady, I feel as if I know her already and I know that if fate had put us on this planet to live close to one another, we would be firm friends and share many margaritas in the sunshine
Finally, Deb's daughter Carrie over at Rosalind Revival. Just as I think Deb and I would be friends, I think Carrie and my girl Rachel would be too.  I love her zest for life and I've found many interesting things via her Five Favourites Friday. 

3. post about the award on your blog. (done)

4. bask in the love from the most supportive people in the blogosphere!  {aka your followers} (feeling the warm glow already)

5. finally have fun and spread the love!  (done)

I always find it hard to choose people to give blog awards to, because I follow so many great people and don't want to leave people out!  Have fun clicking on the links and checking them out today, and if you make the recipe for Rhona's cake, let me know and I'll come round and help you taste test it ;-)


Cheri said...

a well-deserved awards and great picks to pass the award on to!

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

Oh, Deb, thank you so much - for the award and for the kind words. One of these days we WILL share a margarita (or two!) in person. I just know it!!! {Thanks also for letting me know you had posted this, as I have not been around to blogs much lately.}

Good luck getting through those exams. I was shaking my head when I read about the mother's request for tea for her daughter. Too funny!

dogmatix said...

yay to the well deserved award.
I have never heard of a medication that should be given with tea before and have come across loads of different types in my work!!! Unless a nurse can tell me different, that is a very strange request, since they mostly say take with water or indicate what it can't be taken with (some meds can't be taken with grapefruit juice for example!!!).

Hope you get through exam season in one piece!!

Unknown said...

So fun! Thanks so much for passing the award on to me...I am in some great company! :)

Sian said...

A well deserved award!

I wish you had been my school secretary - you would have made me a cup of tea when I fainted in my History A Level, I just know you would :)

scrappyjacky said...

Very well deserved,Deb.

Lou said...

a lovely choice of blogs x

Abi said...

Good choice there. I second sian why cant you be my school secretary? Cups of tea? Yes please! X

Amy said...

Next she'll be asking for a shoulder massage! Poor thing though, what a terrible time for a migraine, though, not uncommon with the stress associated with exams.

Scrappi Sandi said...

LOL at the vision of you as 'Mrs Overall' pushing a large tea urn around school!!

Congrats on your well deserved blog award & great choice of bloggersto pass it on to! :D

Ruth said...

Thank you for your kind words. x

Alison said...

Great picks Deb!
Alison xx